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Hancock County Iowa


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Cities and Towns
Amsterdam Britt Concord
Corwith Crystal Lake Duncan
Ellington Garner Goodell
Hayfield Hutchins Kanawha
Klemme Miller Stilson

Abandoned Towns, Villages And Post Offices

Amsterdam Township Avery Township Bingham Township
Boone Township Britt Township Concord Township
Crystal Township Ell Township Ellington Township
Erin Township Garfield township Geeman Township
Madison Township Magor Township Orthel Township
Twin Lake Township


County Information>

Parent county was Wright County.
Founded on January 15, 1851, the county seat is Garner. The county is named in honor of John Hancock, a leader of the Continental Congress during the American Revolution

county map



Births Biographies

State Bird and Flower

Cemeteries Census Data
Geographical Features Historical Info
Marriages Military Data
News Articles Obituaries/Deaths

Website updates:

16 Apr 2015:
Bios: Added comment to bio for Anson Avery
26 Mar 2015:
Obituaries/Deaths: Heiko Brass; Paul Van Buskirk; Loyd Van Buskirk

Past Updates

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Surrounding Counties
Winnebago County (north)
Cerro Gordo County (east)
Wright County (south)
Kossuth County (west)


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